7 things to do in Dubai this weekend
Big Clearance Sale
If you fancy yourself as a bit of a bargain hunter, then you need to be at Za’abeel Hall this weekend. Brands like Zara Home, H&M, and Tommy Hilfiger will be offering more than 80 per cent off on all things fashion, lifestyle and beauty. There will also be a draw for AED5,000 in cash on each of the three days that the clearance sale is on. Our credit cards are on standby...
When: September 1, 2 and 3 from 10am – midnight
Where: Za’abeel Halls 1, 2 and 3, World Trade Centre
Contact: +971 600 555 559
IMG Worlds of Adventure
It's finally here! IMG Worlds of Adventure has thrown its doors open to the public. At a staggering 1.5 million square feet (that's around 28 football pitches), it is the world’s biggest indoor theme park – and it’s fully air-conditioned. The rollercoasters and attractions include “Predator”, which is a sheer drop of over 90 degrees and the white-knuckle “The Velociraptor”, which is 0-100 in 2.5 seconds.“Thor Thunder Spin” allows guests to battle Loki alongside Thor on a crazy floorless ride through fog, water and fountains.
Where: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road
Contact: 600 500 962
Sonique DJs at Tribeca
Remember Sonique of “Feels So Good” fame? This Thursday she is in Dubai playing retro classics alongside Tribeca’s resident DJs Jon Besant, Natalie Brogan, CN Williams and Leon Knight. Tribeca’s weekly EXIT29 event draws in early weekend revellers with its deals on drinks as well as a selection of tapas for only AED29 per dish.
When: September 1, from 5pm
Where: Tribeca, JA Ocean View Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Residence
Contact: +971 50 345 6067
Creative Writing Crash Course
Looking to channel your inner J.K. Rowling? AstroLabs are hosting a two-day crash course in creative writing at their centre in JLT. The class will utilise various writing exercises and what they’re billing as a ‘creative-centered’ method of teaching and feedback. One thing they’re promising – it will be a lot of fun. By the end of the course, you should come away with basic skills in creative writing.
When: September 2 – 3
Where: AstroLabs, Cluster R, Jumeirah Lake Towers
Contact: +9714 454 1159
Beats and Brunch
Gone are the days when brunch only meant food and drink – these days they throw entertainment into the mix, too. This weekend will see the last edition of Beats and Brunch at The Act, where you can feast on a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine while being entertained by a theatrical show. At some point, DJs Jean B and Sam Starks will take to the decks and see you through until 9pm with the latest house music.
When: September 2, from 2pm
Where: The Act, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
Contact: +9714 355 1116
EDM Presents Mikael Weermets at Armani/Privé
Every week, Electronic Dubai Music promises an ‘intense’ clubbing experience. This Friday, it is 28-year-old Swede Mikael Weermets’ turn to headline at Armani/Privé. He is said to be one of his native country’s most revered DJs, thanks to his technique and experimental jack beats style. Pre-sale tickets cost AED100, AED150 if you buy them on the door.
When: September 2, from 10pm
Where: Armani/Privé, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai
Contact: +9714 888 3308
Cinema - Imperium (15)
Daniel Radcliffe is becoming a sort of British Elijah Wood; a capable enough actor no doubt, but a combination of his most famous role and a permanently boyish appearance means there’s a certain credibility gap when he plays harder-edged characters. This is a case in point. Can he pull off an FBI agent posing as a former marine to infiltrate a gang of white supremacist thugs in suburban America? It’s a stretch, although you do manage to summon the required empathy as his cover begins to unravel.